extended family

noun

Definition of extended family

  1. :  a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family

Examples of extended family in a sentence

  1. <their extended family includes a grandmother and widowed aunt>

Circa 1935

First Known Use of extended family

circa 1935


EXTENDED FAMILY Defined for English Language Learners

extended family

noun

Definition of extended family for English Language Learners

  • : a family that includes not only parents and children but also other relatives (such as grandparents, aunts, or uncles)


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extended family

noun

Medical Definition of extended family

  1. :  a family that includes in one household near relatives in addition to a nuclear family


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